Janet Heimlich

Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, the first book to take an in-depth look at child abuse and neglect in the United States that is enabled by religious belief. She is also President of the Child-Friendly Faith Project, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that educates the public about the impact that religious, spiritual, and cultural beliefs and practices have on children. As a freelance reporter for National Public Radio, Ms. Heimlich won nine journalism awards, including the regional Katie and the Houston Press Club’s “Radio Journalist of the Year.” She has written non-fiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly magazine, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, the Texas Observer, and the Austin American-Statesman. Ms. Heimlich received a B.A. in Communications from Stanford University in 1984.


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